Pastor mourns only son killed in East Side shooting, pleads for end to gun violence
A San Antonio pastor fighting against the gang and gun violence in his East Side community for years lost his only son to gun violence last week. The community rallied around him to give him strength and help him continue his mission to end violent deaths.
Increase of gun violence in Bexar County felt by BCSO and University Hospital
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says his department is feeling an increase in violence countywide, and the issue is connected to stolen guns. Meanwhile, at University Hospital, the number of patients with gun-related injuries since 2019 has nearly doubled.
Communities explore out-of-the-box mentorship programs to reduce gun violence
Many communities are looking inward for a solution to reduce gun violence. Representatives from one of the first places to use an out-of-the-box approach are advising communities to be deeply committed to doing the right thing if they want to see change.
Grandmother plans to bless families with Christmas gifts in honor of late granddaughter
A San Antonio grandmother is honoring her late granddaughter’s favorite holiday by giving back to the community. She is doing is so through an organization she created after the 6-year-old was gunned down earlier this year.
Grandmother starts organization in honor of grandchild killed on Mother’s Day
A San Antonio grandmother is keeping her granddaughter’s spirit alive through a non-profit organization she started in her honor. Her granddaughter, Saryah Perez, 6, was shot and killed during a car meet during what San Antonio police say was a dispute on Mother’s Day.
Cuomo Declares ‘Disaster Emergency’ on Gun Violence in New York
At a presentation Tuesday, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a "disaster emergency" on gun violence in New York and issued an executive order expediting funding to address the problem, which he called a new "epidemic."news.yahoo.com
‘You ripped her away from me’: Grandmother addresses accused killer of 6-year-old
The family of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down during a car club gathering held her final viewing Saturday afternoon. Saryah Perez died on the night of Mother’s Day after an altercation broke out that led to shots fired.
Treating violence like an infectious disease, SA program intervenes during conflict to stop retaliatory shootings
It's a non-traditional way of approaching gun violence prevention, but it's working in cities all over the world, including in San Antonio. Stand Up SA treats violence like an infections disease, focusing on cutting off retaliatory violence at the source during the conflict.
Parents of teen fatally shot during scuffle hope incident encourages others to stay on the right path
CONVERSE, Texas The parents of a teen shot and killed during a scuffle Sunday night are hoping their sons death encourages other teenagers to stay on the right path. Ian Harrison, 16, died after San Antonio police said he and a 17-year-old suspect got into an argument that escalated to them tussling over a gun. He was brilliant, said Stacey Harrison, the victims mother. We did not condone the use of guns, whatsoever, Stacey Harrison said. Why do our young kids turn to guns? Stacey Harrison asked.